Allard loses supreme court battle to have name on UBC law school degrees

January 19, 2021
Donor Peter A Allard has lost a BC Supreme Court Battle to have his name printed on all University of British Columbia law degrees. CBC says that Allard, who donated $30M to UBC, had hoped that all degrees would have a “reasonable” reference to his name. In 2019, he attempted to “appeal the arbitration dismissal on the grounds that the arbitrator had erred in law and misinterpreted the agreement's meaning of ‘degree certificates.’” The appeal was dismissed on Friday. UBC lawyer Hubert Lai stated that UBC was “appreciative” of the dismissal and that the arbitrator's original decision “upheld UBC's long-time understanding” of the original agreement. CBC (BC)